Yesterday we talked about the stages of change. The six stages of change are:
When talking about addiction and drug abuse do you think it is possible for one to achieve termination? To achieve termination the user must be absolutely confident that they will never relapse, under any circumstance. This last stage involves some controversy. Some critics believe that a user can only ever make it to the maintenance stage and will have to always be aware of the risks, forever. Others believe that after long term sobriety, the risk of relapsing is completely gone.
Want to know what our opinion is?
We believe that every single individual is different. While most users follow the same pattern, not every user will follow the same timeline. Therefore, we do believe that for some people, the termination stage may be possible. The only person that can know for absolute certainty is the user and that often comes after years of deep self-reflection and determination.